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Discussion in 'Trade Journals' started by AverageJoesTrades, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. AverageJoesTrades

    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    I wanted to create this separate from my Robinhood trading journal.

    This journal will be split between Scottrade Options and an Interactive Brokers Account

    Scottrade has been allotted $2,000 for trading volatility options

    Interactive Brokers has been allotted $25,000 for ETF trading

    Edit: I am going to keep my portfolio returns graph on the front page. I will try to keep this up to date every morning.
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    Scottrade options have not had any activity

    Interactive Brokers has been live since 2/21/2017 here is the history:
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    and here are the current holdings:
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    Currently the IB account is up + $7,424.42 / + 29.70%
     
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    And this is why if you're trading volatility you want to short vs going long XIV - risky, but the decay is higher on VXX.

    VXX has already surpassed the low before the big green bar - whereas XIV is still $1 away from the high before the big red bar.
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    I'm been lax in updating this log.

    In my Interactive Broker's Account:
    I added 493 more shares VXX Short on 6/13 @ 13.17
    I added 500 more shares VXX Short this morning 6/14 @ 13.00
    I added 139 more shares DGLD Long this morning 6/14 @ 46.61

    In my Scottrade Options:
    I bought GLD JUL 21 2017 119.00 P yesterday @ 1.14 & .99
     
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    stopped out on 500 shares of VXX @ 13.415
     
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    Targeting to buy back the other 493 @ 12.99 if we get there today

    Still holding GLD Puts in my Scottrade account
     
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    ugh, I just noticed I set the buy back on the 493 @ 2.99 instead of 12.99. I was wondering why I was till holding those shorts. DOH!

    I've changed it to 12.99 and seeing if we get there today... again.

    Still holding PUTS in GLD in my Scottrade account
     
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    Target hit for my 493 @ 12.99
     
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    AverageJoesTrades Active Member

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    Current holdings in my IB account:

    Long 139 shares of DGLD currently up $362
    Long 151 shares of SSO currently up $682
    Short 772 shares of VXX currently up $1,558.62

    Overall the IB account is up $7,815/31.26%

    Current holdings in my Scottrade account:
    GLD JUL 21 2017 119.00 P

    Overall the Scottrade account is up $33.08/1.654%
     
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    Close out my GLD JUL 21 2017 119.00 P @ 1.56 today. I will be withdrawing this money from Scottrade as I just made enough to pay off a car.

    Still holding DGLD in my IB account.
     
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    Sold to close 151 shares of SSO @ 91.35 this morning.
    Sold to open 510 shares of VXX @ 12.71 this morning - tight stop.
    Still holding DGLD
     
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    Stopped out of 510 shares of VXX @ 12.96.
     
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    Haven't updated in a while. Here are my current holdings: Still around $7,876.10 after the last couple days.

    Scottrade account was liquidated at Breakeven

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    Added more RSP/XIV today as well as some NZDUSD long. Current holdings below:

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    closed my NZDUSD trade for a small gain - still learning how IB and Forex work.
     
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    add more positions in RSP/XIV this morning
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    Portfolio is completely filled out with positions:
    I have a stop loss of 94 shares of XIV @ 83.20 and a take profit of 94 shares of XIV @ 89.14
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    He has gone all in! :D
     
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    It’s a bold strategy Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for him. :D
     
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    Sold SSO this morning @ 91.31 - Small gain.

    Still holding all other positions.
     

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